Chemical pollutants - Restrictions on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)


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Article 1 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 establishes as the objective of that Regulation to protect human health and the environment from Persistent Organic Pollutants (‘POPs’) by prohibiting, phasing out as soon as possible, or restricting the manufacturing, placing on the market and use of substances subject to the Stockholm Convention on POPs. At the ninth Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 29 April to 10 May 2019, decisions were taken to include further chemicals in Annex A to the Convention. Those regulatory actions and decisions should be reflected in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021. This delegated act implements decision SC-9/12 on perfluoroctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds. In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 15(1) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, separate delegated acts will be adopted for the other decisions of the Conference of the Parties concerning inclusion of chemicals in Annex A.

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